For purposes of advisory and technical committees for the Commission:
These committees are different from, and this rule does not apply to, statutory boards or commissions affiliated with the Department, but whose appointment, authority, duties and relationship to the Commission, if any, are prescribed (such as the Oregon Arts Commission under ORS 359.010 to 359.137) by the Legislative Assembly.
The committees under this rule, which are part of the Department and are public bodies as subsidiaries to the Commission, consist of Ad Hoc Committees established solely by authority of the Commission and operating at its discretion under ORS 285A.060.
An Ad Hoc Committee (it for purposes of this section), as defined in subsection (2) of this rule, is subject to the following parameters:
The Commission must create it by a formal and public action for a certain definite period, or otherwise it may exist and operate until the Commission terminates or suspends it;
The chair of the Commission is primarily responsible for appointing each of its members, which serve at the chairs pleasure (the Director or designee is always an ex officio member), and for determining its makeup and similarly fundamental attributes;
Its membership shall broadly reflect the different geographic regions of this state, and at least one of its members shall reside east of the Cascade Range;
It shall provide advice and recommendations to the Commission or the Department, although it may exercise, on a day-to-day basis, such duties or powers as the Commission delegates to it;
It is subject to the Commissions review and to reporting its decisions, actions and agenda for future meetings, which any member of the Commission may attend;
It may adopt standards and procedures for its activities, with or without direction from the Commission; and
Regardless of anything described in this chapter of administrative rules, the Commission reserves the discretion to change any delegation and directive related to its future functions, at any time.